Canuche is passionate about the environment, travel, and education. His career has resonated around these pillars since serving as a beekeeper while with the Peace Corps in South America. Teaching science and traveling with his students was his passion during Canuche's twenties. His thirties were spent earning an MBA in sustainable business, and starting a construction and development company in Seattle. After a work sabbatical turned into a 3-year project building an eco-travel destination in Samara, Costa Rica, Canuche settled in Leavenworth with his family, He now spends as much time as he can on the trails around the Wenatchee Valley with his kids, and manages Villas Espavel from afar with his wife.